Dhenkanal: Congress party today observe bandh at Bhuban in the region demanding more remuneration to the families of the individuals who were killed in the bus tragedy happened yesterday.

Rs 20 lakh ought to be offered each to the expired’s family while harmed ought to be paid Rs 5 lakh separated from free treatment, the congressmen said. The party likewise demanded quick substitution of every live wire hanging in risky condition.

The party activists staged a road blockade on NH 53 near Kali Bazar in the morning bringing vehicular communication to a grinding halt. Shops and business establishments remained close. Security has been beefed up in the town and adequate police forces have been deployed to avert any untoward incident.

The, ill-fated bus ‘Sanyasi’ was travelling from Cuttack to Birasal near Kamakhyanagar with 40-45 passengers on board yesterday. It came in contact with 11-kv live wire when it took a diversion from the main road due to a road blockade by locals following death of person in a truck accident.

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